RSL Level Three Diploma/Extended Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts

This course covers similar topics to the Level Two Diploma in Performing Arts but in greater depth. The two-year programme is carefully designed to inform and support the critical decisions related to personal strengths, specialist skills, future progression and employment. The course is designed to be broad-based in the earlier stages, gradually allowing greater specialism as students develop and understand the demands of their chosen areas.

This course is available as part of a full-time study programme for 16 to 18 year olds, and as a part time course for adults aged 19 and over.  Please ask learner services for details.

What will I study?

  • Collaborative cross arts
  • Choreography
  • Contemporary theatre
  • Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre
  • Musical theatre
  • Dance technique and performance
  • Final production
  • Planning for a career in the creative and performing arts
  • Performance prep
  • Acting workshop
  • Global dance styles

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed through practical activities and written coursework depending on the subject matter. Coursework and practical assessments are based on realistic workplace situations and live assignments where appropriate.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs grade A* to C/4-9 to include English
  • Or level two diploma (merit)
  • Or first diploma (merit)
  • Or NVQ level two
  • Or equivalent

What next?

The course is ideal if you're planning to progress to higher education in acting, musical theatre, and dance, as well as areas including stage management, performing arts, media, live music and touring, production and events management. It can also help you to pursue a career in the performing arts, whether as a singer, dancer, actor or musical theatre performer.


Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide 2019 Autumn Part-time Prospectus 2019 Full-time Course Guide